Alec Soth, Photographer

 Illustration by  Jeffrey Phillips

Illustration by Jeffrey Phillips

 

 

Alec Soth (Minneapolis, b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over 25 books, had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows, and the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013).

Portfolio | Little Brown Mushroom

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Summer Nights, Walking, by Robert Adams

"This was the very first photo book I fell in love with. My affection for it is as pure as any first love. And when I look at that dated 1985 cover design, my heart still goes pitter-patter. This book represents my original attraction to photography: the joy of wandering alone."

 

Ravens,
by Masahisa Fukase

"I originally discovered the 1991 American edition of Fukase’s masterpiece in a Barnes and Noble sale bin. At the time, I didn’t know a thing about the book, nor was I impressed by the book’s design. But as I paged though the book, I immediately knew I was in the presence of a singular project. For me, Ravens is the single best photographic sequence I’ve ever encountered."

 

Treadwell,
by Andrea Modica

"I always say that photography functions more like poetry than it does fiction. One of my favorite exceptions is Modica’s wildly underrated book from 1996. This book brings a mix of character, place and drama to the medium like no other book I’ve ever encountered."

 

Pictures from Home,
by Larry Sultan

"Another great example of photographic narrative, what makes 'Pictures From Home' is the essential and brilliantly written text that Sultan wrote to accompany his pictures."